The Inez Burns Story, Part VIII

atherton.jpg(Photo: Inez L. Burns’ “million dollar hands”–as she called them–enabled her to purchase this home in Atherton, occuped by her son, his wife [seen here] and their children, including Caroline Carlisle.)

Inez Burns also invested in property, paying cash for a Spanish-style home on Selby Lane in Atherton, a mansion on Los Angeles’ legendary Mulholland Drive next door to the home of South American conductor Xavier Cugat as well as the 1000-acre La Honda ranch.

A workaholic who kept late hours at the Fillmore Street flat, Inez made surprise visits to Atherton and La Honda where she installed trusted family members as caretakers.

The Atherton home was occupied by Inez’s son, his wife and children, including Caroline Carlisle. Carlisle remembered the beautiful home and the garden tended by Alfred, the gardener, who pruned the elegant roses and planted rows of sweet corn in the summer.

Sunday night was party time at the Atherton house, with the guests a mix of cops, judges and underworld characters such as “Fat Selmi” and entertainers Joaquin Gray and Pinky Lee.

…To Be Continued…